Chicago, Illinois

Do You Think You Might be the Victim of Medical Malpractice in Chicago, Illinois?

We may be able to help.

Our Chicago medical malpractice attorneys represent seriously injured patients and the families of those who have been killed because of mistakes made by doctors and other medical professionals. Most victims of medical malpractice are unfamiliar with the legal process and are unsure of what they should do to learn more about their options. The information on this page is intended to help answer some of your preliminary questions. Feel free to give us a call at 312-332-2872 or contact us online if you have a case you would like to discuss with a lawyer.

What is a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit?

A medical malpractice lawsuit is filed when someone is injured or killed because of the negligence of their medical providers. Unfortunately, every day, medical mistakes are made in Chicago’s hospitals, clinics, dentists’ offices, and other healthcare facilities. When a mistake occurs that causes the patient to suffer a catastrophic personal injury , the law allows victims to take legal action to recover fair compensation for their medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other losses.

Who Can File a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit?

A lawsuit can be filed by anyone who has been injured because of negligent care by their medical professional—doctors, nurses, nursing assistants, dentists, and others. If the victim was killed because of the error, the surviving family members can file the suit on the victim’s behalf. Children who are injured can file suit, but obviously the parents are the individuals who take the steps on their child’s behalf.

When Can a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit be Filed?

The lawsuit can begin as soon as you learn about an injury that should have been prevented by your medical provider. However, there is a time limit that applies to these cases, known as a Statute of Limitations. That means that it is very important to contact a Chicago personal injury lawyer soon after you learn of the injury. For example, in most cases you must file a claim within two years of the time that you became aware of the injury (735 Ill. Comp. State. Ann. §5/13-212(a)). However the rules are different for child victims and in a few other circumstances. A medical malpractice lawyer will be able to explain what applies in your case.

How Much Does a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Cost?

You will pay no attorneys’ fees unless or until we recover compensation for you.

We understand that victims of medical malpractice are often placed in difficult financial situations. Hospital bills add up, wages at work are lost, and other expenses mount. It is for those reasons that we work on a contingency fee basis. Our Chicago medical malpractice lawyers have the resources to conduct an investigation and pay the court costs on your behalf. We only receive a payment if your case is successfully resolved. This allows a victim to receive fair compensation even if they do not have the money upfront.

Our Attorneys

Our Chicago medical malpractice attorneys have gained the reputations as some of the leading lawyers in this field of practice. From delayed diagnosis and surgical errors to birth injuries and medication mistakes, we have worked on virtually every type of medical case. Through this work, we have earned dozens of multimillion dollar verdicts and settlements. In one example, our legal team won a $14 million verdict against Northwestern Memorial Hospital for ignoring x-ray results, causing a delay in the diagnosis of lung cancer.

Levin & Perconti has the experience, track record, and financial resources to take on all types of cases and we work to ensure that superior legal representation is provided to all of our medical malpractice clients. If you or a family member has been injured because of the mistakes made by a Chicago doctor or medical professional, please give us a call and find out how we can help.

Call our lawyers at 877-374-1417, or you can contact an attorney through our website and we would be happy to discuss your potential claim and address any questions you have concerning your legal options.

About Chicago

Chicago remains the largest city in the Midwest and the third most populous city in the United States. The metropolis is home to many large medical facilities including Rush University Medical Center, the University of Illinois Medical Center, and the John H. Stronger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County. The area is also filled with several “teaching” hospitals and schools where new doctors work with patients under the supervision of experienced physicians. The University of Illinois College of Medicine at the University of Illinois Chicago is recognized at the largest medical school in the United States.

Margaret, Daisy and Bryan. This magnificent cohesive team led by Margaret represented us for my mom's nursing home wrongful death case. They were most patient and responded timely to many questions throughout the entire process. All demonstrated professionalism and extensive knowledge of case and state laws. Their in-depth investigative work uncovered details which were unknown to us and yet sadly confirmed our suspicions. We would recommend the Levin and Perconti Law firm and especially this team. Kathy and Ron
Mr. Levin, Mr. Perconti and the firm handled a medical malpractice suit for my family. During that time, my family and I suffered the loss of my mother. Mr. Levin and Mr. Peconti were more than just our lawyers. Words can’t really express our gratitude. My family and I will always be grateful for the compassion that they showed us. I want to thank you for what you did for my family, and for always being there for us. W.R., Medical Malpractice Client
Our deepest appreciation to the law firm of Levin & Perconti, and in particular to Margaret Battersby Black, in the handling of the lawsuit we field n behalf of our sister who sustained life-threatening injuries as a nursing home resident. Margaret’s representation, guidance, and professionalism gave us the sense that we could put our trust in Levin & Perconti and the final outcome proved that to be true. D.G., Nursing Home Client
I want to send my heartfelt thanks to John Perconti and the Levin & Perconti staff in taking our case. Not only were they so professional but also so caring and thoughtful. It was very difficult going over the facts in our mother's case but they were so compassionate and understanding and allowed us to be with them every step of the way. We were able to sit in on the depositions and we were really able to see how hard they worked on our behalf. M.R.Z., nursing home client
Mr. Levin, Mr. Perconti, and the firm handled a medical malpractice suit for my family. During that time, my family and I suffered the loss of my mother. Mr. Levin and Mr. Perconti were more than just our lawyers. Words can’t really express our gratitude. W.R., medical malpractice client